2019 Symposium Facts

1- Where is the 2019 OHDSI Symposium being held?

The Symposium is being held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

2- What is the hotel’s address and phone number?

The Bethesda North Marriott is located at 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852; Phone: (301) 822-9200, Reservations: (877) 212-5752.

3- Is there a fee to attend the Symposium?

Symposium attendance is free. This year we also have a registration contribution ticket where your generous contribution will go towards off-setting the costs of the symposium. We thank you for your support!

4- How do I register for the Symposium?

Symposium Registration is scheduled to open on Tuesday, April 16. You may register by going to this page Symposium Registration Page

5-How do I cancel or change my attendance at the Symposium?

Please see the Symposium Registration page for details on how to change or cancel your seat at the symposium  Symposium Registration Page

6- How do I register for the tutorial workshops on Sunday, September 15 and/or Tuesday, September 17 at the Bethesda North Marriott? Is there a fee for the workshops and may I register for more than one workshop?

You may register for (1) workshop on each day. The Sunday, Sept. 15 workshops have a $100 registration contribution; the Tuesday, Sept. 17 workshops have a $300 registration contribution. These contributions are not refundable; however, if you cannot attend, you may send a colleague in your place.

Please visit the tutorial workshop page to see the workshop offerings at the 2019 OHDSI Symposium Tutorial Workshops Page

Please visit the tutorial workshops registration page to register for a workshop Tutorial Registration Page

7- How will I know if I am accepted to attend a tutorial?

This year all workshop tickets are guaranteed.

8- If I am registered for a tutorial am I automatically registered for the Symposium on September 16?

No, Symposium and Tutorial registration are separate.

9- How do I submit my research/work for the collaborator showcase at the Symposium on September 16?

Please see the Collaborator Showcase and Submissions pages for showcase information:

Collaborator Showcase Page

Collaborator Showcase Submissions Page

10- How can I become a sponsor at the 2019 OHDSI Symposium?

Please contact us at symposium@ohdsi.org  for details.

11- Are there hotel rooms being offered at the Bethesda North Marriott for the Symposium?

There is currently no guest-room block being held at the hotel. Please call the hotel reservations number directly to inquire about guest-room rates and availability. We suggest that you call asap as September is a busy month and rooms will probably sell out.

12- Will meals be provided on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Symposium?

Lite breakfast items and lunch will be offered at the Symposium on Monday, Sept. 16, outside the Grand Ballroom. In addition, a reception will take place after the Symposium. Please check the agenda for details as we get closer to the event date.

13- Will there be a webcast of the Symposium?

No, there is no webcast of the symposium. The General Session and Tutorials will be available via video on our website two weeks after the symposium concludes.

14-How can I get directions to the hotel?

Please click here for Driving Directions

15- Which airports are close to the Bethesda North Marriott hotel?

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Airport Phone: +1 703-572-2700

Hotel direction: 25 miles NE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Martin’s Sedan and Limo Service; fee: 75 USD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 60 USD (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 14 USD (one way)

Visit IAD airport website

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Airport Phone: +1 703-417-8000

Hotel direction: 23 miles NW

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Martin’s Sedan and Limo Service; fee: 65 USD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 55 USD (one way)
  • Subway service, fee: 6.9 USD (one way)

Visit DCA airport website

16- What other modes of transportation can I take to the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel?

Maps and Transportation

17- Is there parking at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel? What amenities (such as fitness center, restaurants and room-service) does the Bethesda North Marriott hotel offer?

Yes. Parking for registered guests: $17 daily; Conference Center day guests: $2.50 hourly, max of $30 per day

Please refer to the hotel website below for any changes to their policies.

Please click on the button below for general hotel information.

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel Website

18- Can I rent a car near the Bethesda North  Marriott hotel?


Hertz1319 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: +1 240-314-0640

19- Is there a FedEx Printing Store close to the Bethesda North Marriott hotel?

The closest FedEx office to the hotel is approx. 10 minutes away

FedEx Print and Ship: 12125 Rockville Pike ROCKVILLE, MD 20852; phone: (301) 881-6810

E-mail: usa1829@fedex.com

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